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Count the Beat

This brief article discusses the Count the Beat project, which incorporates music into math instruction. The instructors in this project began each lesson with a brief math exercise followed by a more in-depth music task utilizing number lines, fractions, ratios, and/or probability. While music professionals carried out this project the article does offer some suggestions for application in the math classroom without music professional.
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Contributed by: NRICH - Publisher, Nicky Goulder - Author, Samantha Lodge - Author
Math TopicNumber Sense, Fractions, Algebraic Thinking, Mathematical Practices, Probability, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level3, 4, 5
Resource TypeActivity, Reference Materials, Article

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (United Kingdom)
    • Education TopicTeaching strategies
    • Interdisciplinary ConnectionMusic
    • Professional DevelopmentYes
    • ContributorNRICH - Publisher, Nicky Goulder - Author, Samantha Lodge - Author
    • Publication Date2013
    • RightsCopyright (c) 1997-2012 University of Cambridge
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    • AccessFree access
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    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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